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  1. Re: What is the Best Unique Casual Cologne You Own?

    dior homme sport would be my suggestion. just picked it up around christmas for the upcoming spring/summer and it is fantastic
  2. Re: 24 year old looking for a signature scent

    + bleu, terre d'hermes, l'homme

    + london, dior homme intense, LIDGE for the upcoming winter months
  3. Re: Best Cologne For A Teenager + General Cologne Starter Advice?

    you've started out well by sampling. i bought bottles whenever i could, and more often than not they ended up not working out. You could add these to your list of samples:
    - YSL L'Homme
    - Bleu...
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    Re: Summer Frags in Winter?

    i have found that "seasonal groups" help me from getting bored of what i have. I am a college student and do not have a budget big enough to continually go out and get many fragrances, so having a...
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    Re: Best light, close to skin perfumes for men

    Tom ford for men
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    Re: Spring Fragrance Reccomendations?

    +1 on dior homme sport, gucci pour homme II and Tom ford grey vetiver
    You could also try Dior homme
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    Re: L'instant extreme vs Chergui

    LIDGE is my current favorite. I haven't tested chergui though so I can't comment on that.
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    Poll: Re: Pure Malt or Pure Havane?

    Flip a coin. I only have pure malt but after testing pure havane not too long ago I find it equally enjoyable.
  9. Poll: Re: Which designer fragrance to buy for this summer?

    Also. While checking around I noticed a new L'eau dissey summer 2013 just was released. So if you were thinking about the 2012 then maybe check out 2013. Otherwise I would go with guerlain
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    Re: Fragrances and flying

    So does this mean if I'm not using a carry on then I can just throw it in my bag? I'm reading it and this is only for carry ons
  11. Re: John Varvatos for men. A pleasant surprise.

    I found the whole John varvatos line to be a "meh". Artisan Black was the only one I sort of liked (didn't purchase though), while Artisan was the only one I really didn't like. Just ok.
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    Re: Fragrances and flying

    I read around places saying something about 3 oz. but nothing clearly states this as your carry on or checked baggage limit. I just don't want a bottle to be confiscated
  13. Poll: Re: Which designer fragrance to buy for this summer?

    Any of those besides light blue. It's not terrible, but I would choose many other fragrances besides that one. The guerlain I just sampled not too long ago, and that's the one I voted for. I haven't...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel...what a suprise for me!!

    I've read so many posts on this being uninspired, unoriginal, generic, "smelling like laundry detergent" etc. The only person who can decide whether or not to like something is you. I tested it,...
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    Re: Reformulated Dolce and Gabana Pour Homme

    IMO the newer formulations are a shade of the original. If I had never smelled the original then I might think differently, but alas I have. If you can find the vintage "made in Italy" with the...
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    Fragrances and flying

    I'm headed on a trip later this week. It's not international just within the US. I was wondering what's the rule on bringing fragrances. I've tried doing some digging around myself but I haven't...
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    Re: Will there be a Gucci Pour Homme III?

    Having both I and II I would say bring on the third. But the direction, if you want to call it that, that gucci has taken probably won't allow for any ingenuity or creativity.
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    Re: Soft but powerful

    I'm surprised no one said MiP yet.
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    Re: Spring Summer Gourmands???

    I would say LIDG and HM. There is also guerlain Homme and flankers with their mojito and rum vibes.
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    Poll: Re: La Nuit De L'Homme, TdH, DH, DHI or LIDGE

    All worthy. But I would go LIDGE and then DHI. You could get all of them tho and not have any problems with similarities.
  21. Re: Wha are the better designer chocolate fragrances out there?

    I've heard animale animale is like a*men without the tar
  22. Re: Wha are the better designer chocolate fragrances out there?

    LIDGE, DHI for the drydown, a*men
    others will say chocolate greedy by montale, or possibly coromandel by chanel, even though i have yet to smell those two.
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    Re: Winter fragrance for 10th grader?

    +1: burberry london, spicebomb, givenchy play intense, a*men, fahrenheit, rochas man and eau de baux
    i would also look at bleu de chanel

    - - - Updated - - -

    o and why not la nuit de l'homme by...
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    this is intriguing to me because i am actually one of the few who like his signature series. even though it is feminine, like mick trick said men could pull it off. a sampling will have to happen...
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    Re: Best out of Guerlain homme variations

    i smelled it again this morning and i have a feeling i might like the intense and flankers better than the original. i really like the original, but i feel like either adding more citrus or having it...
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    Best out of Guerlain homme variations

    Recently I placed an order with the Toronto guerlain boutique (wonderful service) and with my order I received a sample of guerlain homme. I liked it. After doing some research though, I found that...
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    Re: What should a male wear in College?

    Wear anything you want. Don't just limit it to those two. Before you drop money on something, do a little more testing to see if you like something else. I'm not a huge fan of either L'homme or only...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    LIDGE. So much so I bought a backup bottle (my first).
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    Re: Tried Aventus and not that impressed

    Fragrance is subjective. You might hate the most loved fragrance there is, and love something that everyone else finds garbage. Just keep an open mind and don't stop sampling. You'll find what your...
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    Re: Top 5 Spring Fragrances

    1. dior homme - either a colder day out or for the nighttime shenanigans
    2. gucci pour homme II - anytime, anywhere, all day, everyday
    3. bleu de chanel - part time work, part time play
    4. DG...
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    Re: aqcua di gio vs light blue

    Light blue doesn't smell like piss. I have a bottle of both of these, and I regret buying both of them. I find them very similar with light blue having a nice base. I prefer light blue but I don't...
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    Re: Is Eros really that bad?

    I didn't "hate" it. I just found it similar to other releases such as Luna Rossa, which I liked, but then with a bunch of vanilla added. I just found it unnecessary for me
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    Re: Your safest, go-to, anytime, anywhere scent?

    Gucci Pour Homme II
    I might be getting some new ones for the upcoming spring/summer so this might change.
  34. Poll: Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    Spicebomb, IMO, is rather good. Luna Rossa I bought after a few tastings for a nice spring fragrance. Tom Ford noir I might ask for birthday or Christmas. Not a bad scent. Nothing spectacular in this...
  35. Re: Is Tom Ford's Black Orchid a good scent for men?

    I feel as though this a slightly feminine Tom Ford Extreme. Have you given that a sniff yet?
  36. Re: What good chocolate, vanilla,, caramel etc, scents are there??

    Good suggestions so far. I'll throw out DHI and LIDGE for there drydowns
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    Re: Channel: Platinum Egoiste

    I had PE awhile ago. Certainly not bad by any means. Just something after awhile didn't sit with me well. I don't know how to explain. I traded it away.
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    Re: Le Male, La Nuit, or London?

    +1.
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    Re: Coromandel or overkill?

    This is what I was thinking. But coromandel still sounds so intriguing. I might have to wait on it and maybe get Sycomore instead.
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    Re: Coromandel or overkill?

    Haha I knew I would get at least a few of those comments from everyone. I have a smaller collection though, sitting around 20, and it seems like I'm top heavy towards the heavier winter scents. Not...
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    Coromandel or overkill?

    I have LIDGE, DHI, DH, Pure Malt, La Nuit, Gucci Pour Homme, Code, Bleu, Rochas Man and I'm also (for sure) getting Tom Ford Extreme and Fahrenheit. Is it overkill to get Coromandel at the moment?...
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    Re: LIDGE Reformulation?

    i first saw the title of this on the board and almost screamed. i just bought a bottle of LIDGE not too long ago and it has shot up to the top to compete with DHI as my favorite. i might get a backup...
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    Re: Versace Eros - Extremely Disappointed

    I love spicebomb as well. I even liked prada Luna Rossa. This one was a vanilla mess. Disappointing to say the least. It smelled to me like Luna Rossa with a serious amount of vanilla added to it....
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    Re: The drydown of La Nuit De L'Homme

    It's one of my favorite fragrances. IMO I don't get the sweaty, watery, grassy drydown. But each persons perception is different
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    Re: Is Chanel Sycomore still the same?

    I really want this. Sycomore and coromandel.
  46. Re: Now that its pretty much spring what are you planning for your spring rotation?

    DG pour homme, dior homme, bleu de chanel, prada luna rossa, gucci pour homme II, tom ford for men and grey vetiver, possibly adding a few more as the months pass.
  47. Re: Running out of ideas for summer citrus Help !

    Definitely try eau sauvage.
  48. Re: Looking for a Budget Friendly (dark, wet, incense, dirty) Fragrance

    +1 encre noir
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    Re: Need a fragrance for my girlfriend

    DG pour femme
  50. Re: Armani Acqua di Gio or Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme

    i prefer ADG as well.

    but why not try out the new ADG essenza?
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    Re: Blind Buy Experiences

    my blind buys to date:

    THE DREAMER
    at first i really liked this. it was my first purchase after joining basenotes. after a few weeks of wearing it though, the opening was too obtrusive to me, and...
  52. Re: Good starter cologne for 18 year old college student

    theres many options. some good starters have been mentioned already:

    boss bottled
    gucci pour homme II
    mont blanc legend
    YSL L'homme/Libre/La Nuit
    Givenchy Play Intense
    Nautica Voyage

    i'll...
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    Re: Would like some help. Be gentle

    Eau sauvage. It's a classic vetiver fragrance. Suitable for all age types, young to old. Very versatile, but sophisticated.
    Bleu de chanel
    YSL Libre
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    + what everyone else...
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    Re: a must-have for every man's collection

    I feel as though Fahrenheit, dior homme, and LIDG/LIDGE are a few you "must try". I can see why you picked L'homme as a "must have" because it's safe and versatile. It's hard to pick "must haves"...
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme...

    I think it's a very sophisticated "meh". On me it has very little longevity and projection. It's quality for sure, and I can see it being someone's signature fragrance and others loving it. I just...
  56. Re: Overrated and Underrated Designer Scents on BN

    This is a very subjective thread. There will be very few that will agree with one another I feel, and most will have their own opinions on certain fragrances. I read in this that someone thought dior...
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    Re: My thoughts on Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather

    I'm going to sample most of the private blends. They all seem so interesting. What's next for the reviews? Noir de noir? Italian cypress? Oud wood?
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    Re: Your comfort scent

    Gucci pour homme II
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    Tobacco fragrance recommendation

    This has been getting more attention than usual but I'm looking for a tobacco fragrance. I currently have vintage DG pour homme, but to my nose that is more soapy than what I'm looking for. Still a...
  60. Re: I was ROBBED - which frags should I replace?

    Horrible. I hope you catch the people that took your frags! You have to post your "to buy" list tho at the end of this. I'm very curious at what your going to buy. You could try LIDGE, Tom Ford...
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    Re: Top 40 Designers

    This makes me want M7 real bad.
  62. Re: What are your most regrettable fragrance purchases thus far ???

    DG light blue - impulsive. Thought it would be a decent summer fragrance. Really dislike it.
    Armani code - not bad at all. Just I have so many other fragrances that I reach for besides this.
    YSL...
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    Coromandel and LiDGE

    Any similarities to these two fragrances? By the looks of it they have similar notes with the citrus in the opening, jasmine, and a cocoa/chocolate dry down. I just purchased LIDGE a few days ago,...
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    Re: Mugler 2013 Releases

    i knew it was on the mugler store, didnt know about the airports tho. its nice for me tho because ill be able to get it on discount!
  65. Re: Taking my girl out to a pretty upscale strip club for her first time...

    my GF's roommates dad owns like 15 clubs in miami. next month my GF, I, and like 10 other people are all going down there. a few of the clubs are what your talking about. classy "gentlemens clubs"....
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    Re: Mugler 2013 Releases

    i heard the cosmetic manager at my work (macy's) say that pure havane would be getting re-released. not sure when, not sure if shes right, but i havent heard of any other news.
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    Re: Perfume: story of a murderer

    Anyone who loves fragrances I feel like would enjoy the book. Just a thought!
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    Re: First date choice...

    I would almost lean to the prada Luna rossa. Seems very safe for a first date. Then on the second date bring out the aventus
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    Re: Perfume: story of a murderer

    Yea the author is Patrick susskind. I would suggest reading the book before the movie. I always enjoy the books to the movies of books.
  70. Re: Which Frag gives you the that extra confidence?

    DHI, gucci pour homme II, Fahrenheit and Tom Ford For Men are my current go tos when I want to feel confident.
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    Perfume: story of a murderer

    Any of you ever read this book? I'm reading it currently and it's honestly a great book. Fictional but very informative. I instantly thought of all the people of BN when I started to read it. If any...
  72. Re: m7 lovers: Is it worth buying m7 oud absolu too?

    I was curious about this too. I have been looking for M7 for a decent price and haven't found it. It would be a blind buy so I don't want to drop more money than usual. I know M7 OA is readily...
  73. Re: If you could begin the journey of fragrance collecting all over again, what would you do differe

    1. buying only the fragrances i love.
    2. starting earlier. ive missed out on many fragrances because i started not too long ago and now i cant afford them
    3. blind buying. with a small number of...
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme vs YSL L'Homme

    allure - better projection, longevity, gave me a headache after a few hours. pass.
    L'Homme - pleasant smell, low projection/longevity on my skin. meh.

    L'homme > Allure
  75. Re: Good starter cologne for 18 year old college student

    +1 boss bottled, gucci pour homme II (just picked this one up for myself), YSL L'Homme/La Nuit even Libre (although not everyone likes it), Bleu De Chanel, dior homme/intense/sport, armani code,...
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    Re: Versace Eros = X Rocawear + mint

    i felt like it had the same vibe as the new prada luna rossa with a lot of vanilla tossed in. i passed. but it does have a wonderful bottle.
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    Re: The Obscure Gem: Vintage M7

    where did you get vintage M7 for that price? the vintage, or at least the next reformulation have been on my radar for awhile now, and the cheapest i can find it is, well, not cheap. ive heard people...
  78. Re: Have you dared to calculate how much you have spent on your collection?

    ive bought close to 20 bottles since last summer. not too bad. seeing how most of them have been discounted either from my job or online, id estimate it under $500 for six months, >$1000 for an...
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    Re: Pure leather instead of A*men?!? HELP

    i found the opening of pure leather to be tar-less like others have said. it is as close to a*men you can get out of the flankers.
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    Re: Tom Ford for men thoughts

    Personally really like TFFM and LOVE extreme. I have yet to get a bottle of the extreme tho. It's on my buy list. I have TFFM now and with spring around the corner I see it getting some major time...
  81. Re: Why all the hate for Unforgivable by Sean John?

    This threads pretty funny. And unforgivable isn't a bad scent, to me. It's just a little expensive for what it is. I don't mind it tho. I had it at one point. I just won't buy it again
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    Re: Is the Pure havane cherry note

    I understand the fragrances will be different all together. I just wanted to know if the cherry note was similar.
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    Is the Pure havane cherry note

    Is it at all similar to M7's note. I was able to get a whiff of pure havane today and it smelled divine. Although pure havane was very good, M7 just seems more interesting to me. So my question is if...
  84. Re: New Fragrance: Giorgio Armani - Eau de Nuit for Men

    any idea when this will be available in the states? is it already? i tried to look around online and couldnt find anything
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    nothing too high for me so far. DHI was mine at around $80. best blind buy for me so far. i dont mind blind buying now, awhile back it was just like taking shots in the dark, now i have (sort of lol)...
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    Poll: Re: Bleu De Chanel - Longevity

    this is my SOTD and i sprayed it on about 6+ hours ago. i can still get slight whiffs of it every now and then (5 sprays on my clothes mostly). i would say longevity is superior, while projection is...
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    R-e-s-p-e-c-t

    are there any fragrances out there that you cannot wear/hate but still have a huge appreciation/respect for? at first fahrenheit was like this to me when i first smelled it. it was so different and...
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    Re: Help me find a scent?

    all of the recommendations are good.
    boss bottled
    bleu de chanel - this is exactly what your described. sexy. lasts awhile. projects but not too much.
    gucci pour homme II - this is on my buy...
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    Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    I happen to really like this one, along with most of Tom Fords other offering that I've tried.
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    Re: Help me find a scent?

    Mugler cologne is the freshest scent I've ever smelled. Like come out of the shower clean
    GPHII is the one I'd go with tho.
    Burberry London reminds me of Christmas too much and that's the only...
  91. Re: Anyone own a LARGE SIZE Tom Ford Private Blend ?

    I wish I did...
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    Re: Which One is better????

    Weird but I was just about to start a thread about how I just sampled HiM and found it to be quite good! Haven't tried the other one but IMO HiM is pretty nice
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    Re: Spoiler Alert .... Versace Ero is at Macy's

    I work at macys and I know what you mean. I work in a different department but we have those pushy types. We also have some normal ones. They also let me try whatever I want tho. So that's not a bad...
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    Re: What will be your valentines day fragrance?

    What the guy above me said.
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    Re: Your Summer Rotation

    I'm in Michigan as well!
    Bleu
    ADG - I'm thinking of picking of essenza. But not sure
    Prada Luna rossa
    DG pour homme vintage
    DG light blue
    Tom ford for men
    Tom ford grey vetiver
    Possibly...
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    Re: Diesel Fuel For Life?

    I have it on my "maybe" list. On some days I find it fun. Some...well not so much. It is a different gourmand than the usual players tho
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    Re: Best Men's Gourmand Fragrance(s)?

    DHI. Pure malt. Also throw out givenchy play intense and new harlem
    Rochas man has become a little boring to me but I still like it.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II

    I'm picking up a bottle of this and DHS for the upcoming spring and summer. It is a wonderful scent.
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    Re: My next buy...

    You could dip into the private blends. Tobacco vanille, noir de noir, Tuscan leather. Creed aventus, frapin 1270. Bond new Harlem. There are many many options. You just have to test and keep an open...
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    Re: My next buy...

    Tom ford extreme. I'm currently itching to get this one
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